New player, same ol' 85 magic for Giants

Like David Tyree before him, Jake Ballard torments Patriots on a game-winning drive

Updated: November 7, 2011, 1:47 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jake Ballard didn't pick No. 85 for any particular reason.

Sure, he knew that David Tyree wore it in 2007, stunning the New England Patriots with one crazy catch up the middle of the field on the New York Giants' game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLII. But Ballard pretty much just wanted to get away from the No. 48 that he was stuck with last year.

But after Ballard made an eerily similar catch in the middle of the field, keeping the final drive alive ...

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